Wa­ter clean­ing in the works

Taste and odour may change dur­ing 12-week main­te­nance pro­gram

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

AXEDALE will be af­fected by rou­tine main­te­nance on the Bendigo wa­ter sup­ply con­ducted by Coliban Wa­ter.

Chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Neville Pearce said the clean­ing works are part of Coliban Wa­ter’s main­te­nance pro­gram.

“We will be flush­ing the sys­tem to main­tain chlo­rine lev­els and en­sure the drink­ing wa­ter we pro­vide to our cus­tomers meets international stan­dards,” Mr Pearce said.

“The works will be car­ried out for up to 12 weeks and the wa­ter will re­main safe to drink.

“The flow or pres­sure of cus­tomers’ wa­ter sup­ply dur­ing this pe­riod will not be im­pacted on by the works but some res­i­dents might no­tice a tem­po­rary change in taste and odour.

“We carry out sim­i­lar works across our re­gion on a reg­u­lar ba­sis and the last time we com­pleted works of this na­ture in the Bendigo net­work was in 2015.”

Mr Pearce said the wa­ter will re­main safe for pets to drink and that res­i­dents with aquar­i­ums might like to re­view their test­ing plan, due to the small change in chlo­rine lev­els.

Coliban Wa­ter crews and con­trac­tors will be us­ing fire hy­drants to flush chlo­ri­nated wa­ter through the sys­tem.

“This process is an im­por­tant part of the works and is car­ried out ac­cord­ing to our en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment guide­lines to en­sure there is no ad­verse im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.”

The wa­ter sup­ply will be flushed to en­sure it meets international stan­dards.

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